Pronunciation guide for SICKLES ==> S IH1 K AH0 L Z

The word is pronounced using the phonemes set as shown above.

The tables blow show a comparision of phonemes symbols used in IPA, Oxford OALD dictionary, and Arpabet CMU dictionary, with examples.
The number 0, 1, 2 appended to each phoneme means the stress level: 0 or blank = No stress, 1 = Primary Stress, 2 = Secondary Stress.

Vowels

IPAOxfordArpabet (CMU)Examples
æaAEat, cat, bad
aaAA Rcart, calm, father
auauAWcow, how, found
aiAYhide, my, price
e or ɛeEHEd, bed, net
ə@AH(schwa) about, away, comma
ɜːʴ@@ERhurt, nurse, her
ɛɪeiEYdate, fate, day
ɪiIHit, sit, bit
iiIYeat, meet, see
ɒoAAodd, hot, wash
ɔːooAOport, ought, four
ɔɪoiOYtoy, boy, choice
ououOWno, goat, show
uuUHbook, put, hood
ʌuhAHhut, cup, fun
uuUWtwo, boot, rule
ɛəʴe@ (r)EH (R)where, hair, air
ɪəʴi@ (r)IH (R)near, here, pier
uəʴu@ (r)UH (R)pure, tourist, sure

Consonants

IPAOxfordCMUExamples
bbBbe
chCHcheese, chip, chin
ddDdog
ðdhDHthen, this, thee
ffFfee
ggGgreen
hhHHhe
ʤjhJHjam, judge, large
jyYyet, use, yellow
kkKkey
llLlee
mmMme
nnNknee, now, not
ŋngNGsing, ring, long
ppPpee
rrRread
ssSsea
ʃshSHshe, ship, show
ttTtea
θthTHthin, thick, think
vvVvee
wwWwe
zzZzee, zoo
ʒzhZHpleasure, vision, seizure

Reference:

  • Arpabet
  • The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet
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